Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 6:00 PM EST
Challenges to Medical Equipment Maintenance
Speaker: Megan Lavery, Institute Manager, Engineering World Health
To meet medical equipment needs, many hospitals in low-income countries rely on donated equipment. However, studies have shown that nearly 40% of donated medical equipment arrives in-country unstable, and over 95% is unusable after five years. Additionally, hospitals in developing countries face significant challenges accessing skilled technicians who can install, maintain, or repair medical equipment. As a result, equipment essential to diagnosing diseases, sterilizing tools, and performing surgery quickly falls out of service. EWH was founded in 2011 to help address this challenge. Join EWH's Institute Manager, Megan Lavery, for a conversation about maintaining medical equipment in low-resource settings and EWH's work to improve healthcare delivery around the globe!